Each individual is different, although there are some broad guidelines that may be followed. If you are interested in initial comfort, soft contact lenses may suit you better than rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. In few therapeutic conditions RGP lenses are the only option.
A soft (hydrophilic) lens is more appropriate for occasional wear. Comfort is better from the outset and adapting is easier.
As soon as the need for vision correction is identified, contact lenses are a viable option. In fact, they have frequently been used in premature infants, who sometimes have vision problems. With proper care and lens maintenance, infants, young children, teens, and adults of all ages can wear contacts successfully.
A growing number of people now wear disposable soft lenses, which can be worn for either a single day or up to seven, depending on the wear schedule prescribed by the eye care professional. Disposable lenses are usually prescribed in multi-packs, providing several weeks supply at a time.
Yes, you can. Put in your contact lenses before applying makeup. Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your contact lenses.
Most first time wearers are delighted with the level of comfort that contact lenses provide. Initial contact lens fittings by professional eye care practitioners can minimise or eliminate any irritation associated with new lenses. After a brief adjustment period, most people report they can no longer feel contact lenses in their eyes.